Rated 2.5 out of 5Â by 96
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Akamaiguy Bought one 2 years ago - it failed - and my work around.
Stopped working after 1 week. Being an engineer I figured out humidity inside the sending unit was the problem. Put sender inside a sealed Lock-n-Lock container with a packet of desiccant. Worked great for 2 years then sender failed (the spa was NOT at 158 degrees as it indicated).
Checked reviews of every other wireless spa thermometer on the market, all have the same problem. So buy the least expensive, a lock-n-lock and desiccant and figure you'll be replacing it in a couple of years.
Perhaps I'll invent my own decent model....
February 21, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Kurt Good concept, poor reliability
I have had mine for about a year and must admit that I am a bit disappointed. The unit looks good and the concept is what I was looking for but the quality is poor.
1. It does not have good range so the display inside is quite frequently wrong. The sending unit is less than 25 feet away and we still need to go check it to know what the water temp.
2. The max/min doesn't seem to work. Today it showed 87 and 114 and I know that neither was correct.
3. After about 10 months the sending unit just totally failed. I tried new batteries and still nothing. The nice people at Home Depot helped me out with a replacement even though I had no receipt.
April 25, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Matt Worked great for a short time
I have gone through 3 now, they work great for a couple months then leak water and stop working
October 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by gathome Two is enough!
I was ecstatic with the first one of these I purchased @ HD. It worked as promised for a year or so. After several changes of batteries, it became very difficult to reassemble the floating component so as to keep a waterproof seal. Since all the transmission gear is in the floater, once that's shot the indoor gauge is useless. I finally gave up on the floater and decided it was not worth another thirty bucks to replace something for a year or so. It's really just a toy, isn't it? Several years later, I got the thirst back and bought another setup hoping that time had healed all technical issues. The new one (same price - I was AMAZED) lasted a lesser time - never needed batteries. Since I had never opened it and the floater leaked anyway, I was less than pleased. I have decided two IS enough and my addiction to them is cured . . .
July 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by AZJORO Poor assembly
First five days the unit worked well. Then the readout became blurred and appeared to have water inside. I immediately disassembled the sending unit and found it did have moisture inside. I noticed that the top 5 screws were not secure and was probably the problem. I dried the unit, resealed and reassembled it and it has been working properly for over two months. I would have returned it at first but I tossed the receipt and the original package right after i purchased it.
August 26, 2014